The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 320 277 256
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 124 162 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.69% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 4.52% 7.29% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 112 100
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.04% +56.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -35.13%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2744 2223 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.01% 9.48% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1491 1514
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 99 163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £43.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 20 £445 +11.18% 5
Croydon -15 13 £460 -0.54%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 2 £475 +35.71%
Lewisham - 2 £338 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
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England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 223 (94.09%) VMware
2 123 (51.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (49.79%) Windows
4 98 (41.35%) Active Directory
5 82 (34.60%) Cisco
6 76 (32.07%) Linux
7 72 (30.38%) Windows Server
8 68 (28.69%) Microsoft
9 60 (25.32%) SAN
9 60 (25.32%) Finance
9 60 (25.32%) Firewall
10 57 (24.05%) Citrix
11 51 (21.52%) PowerShell
11 51 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (21.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (21.10%) MS Exchange
12 50 (21.10%) DNS
13 49 (20.68%) HP
14 47 (19.83%) ITIL
15 46 (19.41%) Puppet
16 44 (18.57%) Unix
17 37 (15.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (14.77%) TCP/IP
19 34 (14.35%) LAN
19 34 (14.35%) DevOps
20 33 (13.92%) VMware ESXi
20 33 (13.92%) WAN
21 32 (13.50%) VMware ESX
22 31 (13.08%) Java
22 31 (13.08%) Amazon AWS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.17%) Apache
4 16 (6.75%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.64%) IIS
6 10 (4.22%) OpenStack
7 8 (3.38%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.27%) Confluence
10 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.84%) nginx
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.06%) MS Office
3 6 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.22%) Office 365
5 9 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.95%) Google App Engine
6 7 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.11%) Heroku
7 5 (2.11%) PaaS
8 3 (1.27%) IaaS
9 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (25.32%) Firewall
1 60 (25.32%) SAN
2 50 (21.10%) DNS
3 35 (14.77%) TCP/IP
4 34 (14.35%) LAN
5 33 (13.92%) WAN
6 27 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (8.44%) DHCP
8 19 (8.02%) NetScaler
9 15 (6.33%) LDAP
10 14 (5.91%) VLAN
10 14 (5.91%) VPN
11 13 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (4.64%) NAS
13 10 (4.22%) MPLS
13 10 (4.22%) SSL
14 7 (2.95%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (2.95%) iSCSI
14 7 (2.95%) Wireless
15 5 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.80%) MySQL
2 9 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.38%) Redis
4 7 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.11%) DB2
7 3 (1.27%) Big Data
8 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (6.75%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 8 (3.38%) Vagrant
4 7 (2.95%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.69%) Hudson
6 3 (1.27%) JIRA
7 2 (0.84%) Ant
7 2 (0.84%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.84%) jMock
7 2 (0.84%) JUnit
7 2 (0.84%) Maven
7 2 (0.84%) Mockito
7 2 (0.84%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.84%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.42%) Gradle
General
1 60 (25.32%) Finance
2 11 (4.64%) Legal
2 11 (4.64%) Retail
3 6 (2.53%) Back Office
4 5 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.27%) Advertising
5 3 (1.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Electronics
5 3 (1.27%) Law
5 3 (1.27%) Marketing
5 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (23.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (16.03%) VMware Engineer
3 27 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.70%) Server Engineer
5 22 (9.28%) Architect
6 18 (7.59%) Administrator
7 16 (6.75%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (6.33%) Analyst
9 13 (5.49%) Consultant
9 13 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support
9 13 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.06%) Citrix Engineer
10 12 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.06%) Windows Server Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Cisco Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.22%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.22%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.95%) Web Services
2 6 (2.53%) Middleware
2 6 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.69%) HTML
3 4 (1.69%) J2EE
3 4 (1.69%) Node.js
3 4 (1.69%) REST
3 4 (1.69%) Spring
4 3 (1.27%) .NET
4 3 (1.27%) LAMP
5 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.84%) Apache Camel
5 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.84%) CSS
5 2 (0.84%) jQuery
5 2 (0.84%) Memcached
5 2 (0.84%) PowerMock
5 2 (0.84%) SOAP
5 2 (0.84%) Symfony
5 2 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.02%) Clustering
3 13 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.11%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.69%) Replication
7 3 (1.27%) Derivative
8 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.84%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.84%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) PKI
8 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.42%) Fintech
9 1 (0.42%) IVR
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) User Experience
9 1 (0.42%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 118 (49.79%) Windows
2 76 (32.07%) Linux
3 72 (30.38%) Windows Server
4 51 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (21.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (18.57%) Unix
6 25 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (8.02%) Windows 7
9 17 (7.17%) Solaris
10 14 (5.91%) AIX
10 14 (5.91%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (5.91%) Windows 10
11 10 (4.22%) SUSE
12 7 (2.95%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.53%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.69%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.69%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.83%) ITIL
2 34 (14.35%) DevOps
3 29 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (11.39%) Service Management
5 23 (9.70%) Configuration Management
6 21 (8.86%) High Availability
7 19 (8.02%) Kalman Filter
8 18 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (7.59%) Patch Management
8 18 (7.59%) SIEM
9 17 (7.17%) Identity Access Management
9 17 (7.17%) Migration
10 15 (6.33%) Load Balancing
10 15 (6.33%) Security Operations
11 14 (5.91%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.49%) ITIL V3
13 12 (5.06%) Problem Management
14 11 (4.64%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.22%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.52%) PowerShell
2 31 (13.08%) Java
3 29 (12.24%) Perl
4 27 (11.39%) Bash Shell
5 22 (9.28%) Python
6 19 (8.02%) Ruby
7 14 (5.91%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.06%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.06%) SQL
9 9 (3.80%) Korn
10 6 (2.53%) Go
11 3 (1.27%) C#
11 3 (1.27%) PHP
12 2 (0.84%) AWK
12 2 (0.84%) sed
13 1 (0.42%) C
13 1 (0.42%) VB
13 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (15.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 24 (10.13%) Security Cleared
3 23 (9.70%) SC Cleared
4 19 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (7.17%) CCNA
5 17 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (4.64%) MCSE
8 9 (3.80%) MCSA
9 7 (2.95%) BC Cleared
9 7 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.11%) MCP
11 4 (1.69%) CCNP
11 4 (1.69%) VCAP
12 3 (1.27%) VCP5
12 3 (1.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.84%) CCA
13 2 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.97%) PCI DSS
2 18 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (6.75%) RMADS
4 11 (4.64%) SLA
5 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 123 (51.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (41.35%) Active Directory
3 33 (13.92%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (13.50%) VMware ESX
5 30 (12.66%) Hyper-V
6 25 (10.55%) XenApp
7 23 (9.70%) vCloud
8 19 (8.02%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (5.49%) XenDesktop
10 10 (4.22%) DFS Replication
10 10 (4.22%) Docker
11 9 (3.80%) NFS
11 9 (3.80%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (1.69%) Samba
14 4 (1.69%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.84%) KVM
15 2 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (19.41%) Puppet
2 28 (11.81%) SCCM
3 20 (8.44%) Ansible
4 18 (7.59%) Nessus
4 18 (7.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 18 (7.59%) SCOM
4 18 (7.59%) vRealize
5 17 (7.17%) Nagios
6 14 (5.91%) NetBackup
6 14 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (4.22%) FreeIPA
7 10 (4.22%) Icinga
7 10 (4.22%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (2.95%) SELinux
9 6 (2.53%) PowerCLI
10 5 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (2.11%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (2.11%) Simpana
10 5 (2.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 223 (94.09%) VMware
2 82 (34.60%) Cisco
3 68 (28.69%) Microsoft
4 57 (24.05%) Citrix
5 49 (20.68%) HP
6 28 (11.81%) Dell
7 25 (10.55%) Oracle
8 23 (9.70%) NetApp
8 23 (9.70%) Red Hat
9 21 (8.86%) EMC
10 18 (7.59%) IBM
11 17 (7.17%) AlienVault
12 14 (5.91%) Veritas
13 12 (5.06%) Symantec
14 10 (4.22%) CheckPoint
15 9 (3.80%) AppSense
16 8 (3.38%) 3PAR
16 8 (3.38%) Brocade
16 8 (3.38%) LANDesk
16 8 (3.38%) Splunk
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